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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he do...
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Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he doesn't like the ending.

Ferrell returns to film this summer in the adventure comedy "Land of the Lost," a big-screen remake of the 1970s TV series.
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  • Will Ferrell visit a hit for Angels, Cubs and fans

    Will Ferrell visit a hit for Angels, Cubs and fans
    Will Ferrell has never won an Academy Award, but the actor-comedian is the only guy in Hollywood who can boast of replacing 2014 American League most valuable player Mike Trout in center field. Ferrell jogged to the outfield in Tempe Diablo Stadium to...
  • 'Five tool' Will Ferrell bats, fields, coaches in Arizona

    Telling everyone "I'm a five-tool guy," Will Ferrell was off on his barnstorming tour Thursday through five Arizona spring training games. Wearing No. 19 for every team, the star of "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," ''Elf" and many other movies...
  • Will Ferrell gets in his cuts, but whiffs against Giants

    GLENDALE, Ariz. Will Ferrell had a helicopter to whisk him from one spring training stadium to the next in his tour of the Cactus League on Thursday. The HBO film crew that accompanied the comedian did not. Their van got stuck in traffic. Frank the...
  • Will Ferrell plays the fields at spring training

    Will Ferrell plays the fields at spring training
    Will Ferrell's major league career was brief — one day and five games. But he made history just the same, becoming the first player to bat for one team and catch for the other in the same half-inning. He also replaced an MVP in the field and...
  • Will Ferrell a big hit with the Cubs, Sox

    Will Ferrell a big hit with the Cubs, Sox
    Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon had a prior incident with comedian-actor Will Ferrell dating back to his days with the Tampa Bay Rays. Maddon was managing at Yankee Stadium when he heard a relentless voice. "Someone was ragging me the whole game,"...
  • Starter Jason Hammel laboring through some early spring struggles

    Starter Jason Hammel laboring through some early spring struggles
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The brief appearance of actor-comedian Will Ferrell as an opponent just diverted attention from the early struggles of Jason Hammel. "It's hard to get pissed off at myself because you have Will Ferrell running around the field,"...
  • Will Ferrell to appear in 5 Arizona spring training games

    Will Ferrell plans to play ball in spring training — and play ball and play ball and play ball. The comedian plans to play every position while making appearances at five Arizona spring training games on Thursday. He will play for all 10 teams...
  • Will Ferrell to play every baseball position on 10 teams for HBO special

    Will Ferrell to play every baseball position on 10 teams for HBO special
    Before his comedy career, Will Ferrell was an accomplished athlete, playing football, soccer and basketball in school. Now he's getting a chance to expand his skills on Thursday by traveling to Major League Baseball's spring training in Arizona and...
  • Will Ferrell set to suit up for Cubs and White Sox on Thursday

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — White Sox and Cubs players expect comedian Will Ferrell to provide plenty of laughs when he suits up for their teams and eight other Cactus League clubs Thursday. Baseball acumen is not anticipated. Ferrell will attempt to play...
  • Cubs 4, Dodgers 3: Justin Turner stays hot

    Cubs 4, Dodgers 3: Justin Turner stays hot
    AT THE PLATE: Justin Turner, who batted .340 in his first season with the Dodgers last year, was two for four with a two-run double in the fourth inning. The utility man is batting .308 this spring. "Everything's on the nose," Manager Don Mattingly said....
  • Will Ferrell takes up residence in 'Neighbors' writers' 'House'

    Will Ferrell takes up residence in 'Neighbors' writers' 'House'
    Will Ferrell is in the house. Or rather, Will Ferrell will be in "The House," a comedy from "Neighbors" writers Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien, a spokesperson for New Line Cinema confirmed to The Times. Deadline Hollywood first reported that New...